- The Pléiades Terminal is an add-on element to be integrated into the station environment. The station environment is assumed to cover the antenna system, the RF-frontend, the demodulator and a station management element. This environment may already exist if other missions are received or has to be newly established for the Pléiades mission. In this context, the interfaces between the Pléiades Terminal, the Airbus Defence and Space central ground system and the station management have to be fixed.
- Airbus Defence and Space can also offer a suitable antenna, RF-frontend and demodulator together with acquisition control.
An on-site operations and maintenance training is offered. It covers
- an introduction to the Pléiades Terminal architecture and its elements and
- an operations and administration training on functionalities and interfaces.
After handover of the accepted Pléiades Terminal, the standard warranty & maintenance starts. A customer service for operational problems is available. The support includes assistance on the use of the system and hardware and software maintenance.
Upgrade and enhancement packages
Such packages to be offered during the maintenance phase provide software upgrades when new version of the software is available. The main purpose is to keep the system up to date and homogeneous among the Airbus Defence and Space ground station network. In addition, the customer can request SW enhancements (improvements or new system functionality) to be quoted.